Friday, May 6, 2011

This Mother's Day-Part One

When I was very young,
before I started preschool,
my mother was diagnosed with cancer. 
 It was a type of blood cancer that was extremely rare. 
She was given six months to live.
  She had a husband and two little girls at home.
  And she cried. 
And she fought. 
And she prayed.
 And then she prayed some more. 
And God blessed us and allowed her to stay with us.
  To raise her girls to become women.
  And to see us have our own children. 
 And then He called her home.
And she went with a grateful heart.

I love you Mom.



Anonymous said...

how sad,, what a beauty,, she would be so very proud of you,,

Kris said...

Your Mom was a beautiful lady! I think you look like her! I am so sorry that you had to lose your Mom. What a sweet post. She is surely smiling down on you.

just call me jo said...

Wow! That's a tender tribute to your mom. She was gorgeous. No wonder you're so pretty. Your mom is lucky to have your love and memories.

Val said...

Your mother was absolutely gorgeous, Holly. I'm so glad that you had so many wonderful years with her.

Anonymous said...

I'm teary...Your Mom was beautiful! That was a very sweet tribute, I'm glad she was able to see you grow. Happy Mothers Day to you too :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a precious story and what a Blessing to have had your mom to see you grow up. She is a gorgeous lady. She raised a beautiful woman also. Happy Mother's Day. Hugs, Marty

Connie said...

Holly that was so very sweet. I now see where you got your cheeks and gorgeous eyes from. Happy Mom's day to you my friend

Sunny Simple Life said...

This story is beautiful and your mother was even more beautiful.

BrownFamily said...

what a beautiful post..I love the pictures! You're mother was gorgeous and you look so much like her! Thank you for sharing!

Laraine Eddington said...

Oh Holly, I loved this. You look a lot like your beautiful Mom.

Genn said...

Holly I am crying now.
Your mom was Beautiful. And you look JUST like her.
That's incredible that she was able to raise her daughter into women, and to see their children too.
Hugs to you Holly.
I bet you made her smile today.

deb said...

Very touching and encouraging!!!!! love your blog!

Melynda said...

I am at work, and you have made me cry with this beautiful tribute to your Mom. So I closed the door so my residents would not see, and sent this note to you, enjoy your day my friend.

Anonymous said...

Your mother was one georgeous woman. Look at that wedding gown, too!
The look of love and contentment in her face tells a lucky you are to have had such a special Mother.
Happy Mother's Day to you AND your Mom.
You touched my heart.

Linda said...

I found your site from my sister's blog and I'm glad I stopped by...very touching.

I read some of your older posts your posts! I'll be back!!

Happy Mother's Day!

Tabitha said...

Holly, that's a beautiful post and you have a very beautiful mother. I can see where you and your daughter get your looks. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Cindy said...

Your Mom was beautiful. I wish I had pics of my Mom.

Ann said...

What a beautiful woman your mother was. And one of the most gorgeous wedding dresses I've seen in a long time. You were blessed to have her so long with you. My mother died at 45 just 10 days before my first son was born so she never saw my child but I know she would have enjoyed him immensely. Good memories ... Blessings to all, Ann

Dawn said...

this made me cry. what a beautiful woman she was and what a beautiful woman she raised.

corners of my life said...

Brave lady . . .
Her wedding dress is so much like Kate Middleton's.

You look just like your mom.
Bet you've heard that before!

Dina said...

such a sweet tribute. I miss my mother too.

lifeinredshoes said...

Like you, my Mom was granted extra time with us after her illness, and it was with deep gratitude for that that we let go 4 years ago.
Having that BONUS time with them is such a sweet blessing:)

Kuki... said...

What a lovely tribute to the Moms in your life!

Lucy (aka rharper) said...


Beautiful post. I did something like that last year on Mother's Day. I wish I'd have appreciated her when she was here. I'm sorry to say I was such a rebel in those years.


jenny said...

oh my friend. i know where you get your good looks... AND.... your precious heart.